Today the lovely (and friendly) Kelly of Vampy Varnish shares a review of Nubar’s new collection of green nail polishes for summer.
Nubar — if you haven’t heard of it yet, you’re about to!
Nubar has a huge array of nail polishes in various colors and finishes, everything from pale pink to orange to black, and finishes from creme to shimmer to glitter.
Beyond that, they’re also a responsible nail polish company, meaning that their polishes don’t contain the “Big 3″ worst offending chemicals found in many brands of nail polish: DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde.
They’ve partnered with PETA and are now certified Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and their bottles will soon be branded with a logo to show their exciting new status.
To honor the accomplishment, Nubar has released the Going Green Collection of six, very different green polishes. For a lot of polish junkies, green is the *Holy Grail* of colors, and for a company to release six at once just blows the mind!!
The formula for this whole collection is really fabulous, as most Nubar’s tend to be. I didn’t have any streaking, bubbling, cuticle drag or any issues with these, and they were all done with two coats.
Holographic greens aren’t very common, and Reclaim is a gorgeous one. The color is a sort of muted grass green, and as you can see the rainbow effect is downright amazing.
Wildlife is a very interesting and strange color and, of course, turned out to be my favorite one!
It’s very hard to describe — like a khaki green duochrome that flashes gold and pink, depending on the lighting. It’s a shade you’ll either love or hate, and it’s definitely not for the color shy.
Conserve, a super flattering cool blue/green shimmer, is filled with silver and blue shimmer particles.
Forest is the only creme in the collection, and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s what I might call a forest green, one of very few great green cremes out there to choose from.
Earth doesn’t actually look like a typical green; it has a lot of blue and reminds me of the ocean, not the earth. It’s shimmery and completely amazing — my second favorite color in the collection.
Greener, a dark emerald green shimmer, is simply stunning. I love it! It’s one of those colors you apply on your nails and then cannot stop looking at!
So what do you guys think of Nubar Going Green? Are they on the right track?
The collection is available now, and you can find Nubar polishes for $7.49/each at bynubar.com.
This post was written by Kelly of Vampy Varnish blog, one of the Net’s best sources for up-to-the-minute nail polish news, swatches and reviews. If you love pretty painted nails (and who doesn’t?), it’s the best! A long time MAC fan as well, she was 13 when she fell in love with makeup, wearing heavy black winged-out eyeliner and bright Smurf blue eyeshadow.